HP 63 / 63xl common problems and installation Guide

HP 63 series is a very popular printer cartridge model. It can provide you with professional photo printing and excellent text printing. Not only print good at home but also in the office.

In this guide, we will give you a comprehensive introduction to the basics of HP 63, the best way to save the cost of HP ink, and even show you some simple troubleshooting tips. Let’s jump in!

  • Basic specs of HP 63 Ink Cartridge
  • FAQs of HP 63/63XL Ink Cartridge
  • How to save on HP 63 Ink Cartridge
  • Step to install v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Ink Cartridge
  • How to replace the replacement ink cartridge?
  • Common errors and troubleshooting steps

Basic specs of the HP 63 Ink Cartridge

HP 63 Ink Cartridge comes in two type which is both black and tri-color. And it also has a high yield version HP 63XL, which carry more ink and can print more pages than the standard cartridge.

HP 63 Standard Color Ink Cartridge (F6U61AN#140)

Color: Tri-color Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

Page yield: 190 pages

HP 63 Standard Black Ink Cartridge (F6U62AN#140)

Color: Black

Page yield: 165 pages

HP 63XL High Yield Color Ink Cartridge (F6U63AN#140)

Color: Tri-color Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

Page yield: 330 pages

HP 63XL High Yield Black Ink Cartridge (F6U64AN#140)

Color: Black

Page yield: 480 pages


FAQs of HP 63/63XL Ink Cartridge

01. Is HP 63 and 63XL the same?

“XL” stands for high yield, which means more ink in the cartridge and therefore has longer life.

HP 63 standard black ink cartridge is cheaper than XL ink cartridge, but its service life is not long. If you have enough money, it is recommended to buy HP 63XL. The service life of HP 63XL is at least twice longer than HP 63. Both HP 63 and 63XL ink cartridges can be used with all the same printers. HP 63 black ink cartridge can print 190 pages until it runs out, but HP 63XL black ink cartridge can print up to 480 pages. The cartridges are the same size, but XL has more ink.

02. What printer takes HP 63 ink?

HP 63 ink cartridges work with:

HP Deskjet 1112, 2130, 2132, 3630, 3631, 3632, 3633, 3634, 3636, 3637, 3639.

HP ENVY 4511, 4512, 4513, 4520, 4522, 4523, 4524. HP Officejet 3830, 3831, 3833, 4650, 4652, 4654, 4655, 5220, 5222, 5230, 5232, 5252, 5255, 5258, 5264.

03. Can I use HP 60 instead 63?

HP 60, HP 61, HP 62, HP 63, HP 64, HP 65 and HP 67 are some of the most popular black and tri-color ink cartridge families. Since all of these different ink cartridge look almost the same, many people suspect that they are interchangeable. But the answer is no, even if they look similar and can be installed into your printer, they will not print if they are installed into the wrong printer.

The HP 60 cartridge does not work in the printers that use the HP 63 cartridge. Because each ink cartridge has a set of special metal contacts, the contacts on different types of ink cartridges are different. These contacts are uniquely coded and can only be used with a specific series of printers.


How to Save on HP 63 Cartridges?

As we all know, inkjet printer cartridge is relatively expensive, so how can we save more money on ink cartridge? 

Using Remanufactured Ink Cartridge and v4ink InkSacs Combo Pack are much cheaper and printing effect are almost as well as the expensive branded ink cartridges.

Remanufactured HP 63XL Ink Cartridge

Remanufactured HP 63xl ink cartridge is an empty original HP 63xl ink cartridge which recycled by a third-party manufacturer. After the thorough cleaning, refilling and professional testing to make it be use again.

Because they use empty original ink cartridges, there is no need to worry about incompatibility problem with your printer, the installation method is the same as the original product. Since its not new products, therefore, their price are relatively cheaper.

V4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Combo Pack

V4ink inksacs HP 63XL Combo pack is an innovative product developed on the basis of remanufactured ink cartridge. It is more environmentally friendly than remanufactured ink cartridge. It contains one ready-to-go ink cartridge (1 OEM print head + 1 replacement ink cartridge) and two replacement ink cartridges. The print head can be reused up to three times. Therefore, the service life of a combo pack is generally three times that of a single ink cartridge, and their page yield is also three times that of the original product. But the price is far lower than the original product. You can save up to 60% by using v4ink InkSacs combo pack.

Cost per page is the best way to measure printer cost efficiency. You can calculate the cost per page of the ink cartridge by dividing the price of the toner cartridge by the expected number of pages printed:

63XL Tri-colorOEMRemanufacturedInkSacs
Price$41.99$25.99$45.99
Page Yield330 pages300 pages990 pages
Cost per Page12.7 cents8.7 cents4.6 cents
63XL BlackOEMRemanufacturedInkSacs
Price$39.99$25.99$44.59
Page Yield480 pages480 pages1440 pages
Cost per Page8.3 cents5.4 cents3.1 cents

Remanufactured Black HP 63XL Ink Cartridge has a lower cost per page of 8.7 cents, while OEM HP 63XL Ink Cartridge has a higher CCP of 12.7 cents.

And you we see the v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Combo Pack is 60% cheaper than the original. You can get big discounts on v4ink InkSacs combo pack as well. 


Step to install v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Ink Cartridge


How to replace the replacement ink cartridge?

Remove the empty Ink Cartridge from the printer

Press the “PUSH” to take the empty replacement ink from the reusable print head

Remove the black protective cover from the new replacement ink

Install the new replacement ink into the reusable print head

Install the v4ink Inksacs into the slot


Common errors and troubleshooting steps

1. Compatibility Error Messages

If you have just installed a new HP ink cartridge and “compatibility error” is displayed on the printer, please thoroughly check the contacts on the ink cartridge. Usually, during the manufacturing process, fingerprint oil, tape residue and dry ink will eventually fall on the ink cartridge contacts and cause the problems.

2. Empty Cartridge Message

When you install a new HP 63XL Ink Cartridge into your printer, the message “empty ink cartridge” may appear on the printer screen. This happens because the remanufacturing company does not reset the metal contact chip on the cartridge during the refurbishment process, or the chip did not install in the right places.

To erase this message, first, you can check if the chip of the replacement ink was installed in the correct direction.

Second, you can use the eraser to clean the contacts slightly.

Reset the printer, and then press OK.

Doing so will allow your printer to use the printer cartridge as usual.

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V4ink Guide: 4 Method to reset HP Ink Cartridge

Many people complain that the cost of buying ink cartridges is higher than that of buying a new printer. Ink cartridge prices are so high that more and more people choose to refill ink to the old cartridge by themselves to save costs.

Why we need to reset the cartridge?

If you refill the cartridge with new ink, your printer may not be able to detect the new amount of ink and determine that the cartridge is empty. Ink cartridge reset is to let your printer forget that the ink cartridge has been used up, so that the newly refilled ink cartridge can be used normally.

Therefore, how to reset HP Ink Cartridge? Here come in four different method.

Four Method to reset HP Ink Cartridge

The Old Cartridge Method

If you have old cartridges in hand, this method are suitable for you.

Take out the newly refilled ink cartridges and replace them with a pair of old cartridges. Wait for the printer to recognize the cartridges, and then  – depending on the model – print a cartridge alignment page. Remove the cartridges and replace them with a second set of older cartridges. After the cycle, remove the old cartridge and replace it with a newly refilled one. Printers should treat them as new cartridges because many models have only enough memory to store the last two installed cartridges. This method is suitable for HP 63XL Ink Cartridge, which is a combination of black and tri-color ink cartridge.

The No-Cartridge Method

Some models can track up to five sets of cartridge identifiers in their memory to support another technology. In this case, you only need to take out the ink cartridge from the printer and turn off the printer, then turn it on again for at least 20 seconds.

This replaces the cartridge information in one of the memories with blank. Now repeat the process four times, and the memory of the printer should be empty. When you return the refilled cartridge to the printer, it should forget the number of pages and recognize it as a new cartridge.

The Tape Method

You need to put a small piece of tape on a specific contact on the cartridge, start the printer, then remove the cartridge, and move the tape to another location. This technique is tricky because different cartridges require you to cover different contacts, and the order may change.

Reset HP Ink Cartridges With Chips

Instead of relying on the printer to store page counts, late-model HP printers often have a chip right on the cartridge for this. Those are a bit trickier. You need to pop off the factory chip with a small screwdriver, or similar tool, and replace it with a third-party “auto reset chip,” or ARC. Those are available with or without ink level monitoring, and they’ll let you use your refilled cartridges without a fuss. This method is suitable for HP 902XL Ink Cartridge.

Some considerations

After the above reset operation, the ink cartridge you refilled may be compatible with your printer, but it may not be. Using the v4ink new compatible ink cartridge may be a better choice for you, because it can not only save costs, but also simplify the steps of refilling the cartridge, making it easier for you to use.

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The best way to save ink: v4ink reusable ink cartridges

Why ink cartridges are so expensive? Because ink cartridge needs to be replaced frequently. In the long run, the price of ink cartridge is often higher than that of a printer. How can we save money on ink cartridges?

V4ink have launch their new innovative products – v4ink HP 63XL Remanufactured Black Ink Cartridge 3 combo pack ( with an OEM printhead), which the world’s first reusable ink cartridges!

What does it contain?

– Each set consists of 1 complete ink cartridge plus 2 replacements. The complete ink cartridge consist by 1 reusable print head and 1 replacement ink cartridge. That means, you will get total 3 replacement ink cartridges and 1 reusable print head.

– Don’t throw away the reusable OEM print head when use up, it can be use with the new ink cartridge again and again(up to 3 times).

This means that it has a longer service life, and you can reduce the frequency of changing ink cartridges.

What’s the page yield?

– Each black replacement ink cartridge can print 480 pages, that means you can print up to 1,440 pages per set! Each black set only $44.59, it costs only 3 cents per page. Nearly 80% cheaper than original ink cartridge, spend less but print more.

What’s the compatible printer?

V4ink HP 63XL combo pack ( with an OEM printhead) is compatible with:

HP Envy 4510, 4512, 4516, 4520, 4522

HP Deskjet 1110, 1111, 1112, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2136, 3630, 3632, 1113, 1114, 2137

HP Officejet 3830, 4650AIO, 4652, 4655

What’s the feature?

This v4ink HP 63XL Remanufactured Black Ink Cartridge 3 combo pack ( with an OEM printhead) are equipped with the features below:

– Eco-friendly Design to Save the Earth

A reusable print head could be used for 3 times.

– Cost Effective

Get three cartridge at one time, print more and spend less.

– Easy to operate

Unexpected Compatibility for Your Printer

– High printing performance and reliability

Durable Quality for Excellent Imaging